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ERIC Number: ED200468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Daring to Dream: Law and the Humanities for Elementary Schools.
Falkenstein, Lynda Carl, Ed.; Anderson, Charlotte, C., Ed.
Approximately 60 articles discuss the need and rationale for and ways of accomplishing a revival of civic learning in elementary school. The premise of the book is that creative law and humanities programs in elementary schools can help create a more equitable, just, and humane world. Articles are presented in six major categories--Origins and Directions; Children's Learning; Schools and Schooling; Introducing, Nurturing, and Maintaining; Evaluation; and Looking Ahead. Titles include "Social and Political Thinking in Children: Implications for Law and Humanities Education,""Real Problem Solving through Law and Humanities Education,""Law-Related Education and Elementary Social Studies Programs,""Nonverbal Tactics for Teaching about Law and the Humanities,""Law and Values in American Society," and "Program Evaluation: A Collage of Views." For each of the six sections, an introduction is presented which offers a broad outline of major topics covered by the various papers within the section. In addition, each section concludes with a section entitled "Bringing it Together." The document concludes with a brief general synthesis of the papers in which essential ideas and themes are combined into a statement of basic areas requiring attention. These areas include the need for long-range planning by project staffs, the development of elementary materials suitable to the elementary school context, a stronger commitment to and utilization of evaluation methods, and more attention to the hidden curriculum. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Elementary Education, Evaluation Needs, Humanities, Legal Education, Social Studies, State of the Art Reviews, Teacher Education
Circulation Department, American Bar Association, 1155 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 ($9.95 paper copy).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
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